I'm a few weeks into a 54-day nutrition challenge at the gym my husband and I own, CrossFit Omaha, and already I learned there's only one way to win this battle. By telling myself that I am not on a diet.
Second only to my family, I am most thankful this holiday season for my health.
Three months ago I competed for the last time, at the 2017 CrossFit Games. It’s been a tough transition for me to go from a competitive athlete to a fitness enthusiast.
Sometimes you accomplish what you set out to, and other times you fall short. Regardless, I’ll walk away with absolutely no regrets and lifetime of fond memories.
Many of us follow certain people specifically for inspiration. I have been doing it for years, and I'll continue to seek out others who motivate me.
Maybe you’ve been thinking about trying it, maybe you’ve judged it or maybe you’ve never heard of it. Regardless, here are eight things I wish everybody knew about CrossFit.
If you’re going to spend that hard-earned money on quality workout clothing, you want it to be a part of your wardrobe for quite some time.
She quickly climbed to the top of our sport, almost immediately overshadowing me and all that I had accomplished athletically just a few years prior. Now people all over the world recognize my last name because of her.
This fitness coach has a few tricks up her sleeve. They’re called at-home workouts and anybody can do them.
This month we have a lot to be thankful for and bad advice is not one of them.
Growing up playing sports, including collegiate volleyball, and now as a fitness professional, I have no doubt heard it all.
What kept me going? Mental toughness.
There is something about fitness and training in groups that has the power to bring people together. It allows us to bond through our efforts and struggles.
As a professional CrossFit athlete, I get comments like this all the time. Not to mention, plenty of stares in public.
Morning workout groups are also often the most focused, though they might not be the most talkative bunch. They get it in, get out and get on with their days. They’ve already accomplished so much before the rest of us have woken up.
Is that love in the air or perspiration? I hit the gym all the time with my main squeeze, and aside from all the obvious health benefits, our relationship benefits, too.
Off days at the gym, like bad hair days, can do a number on your self-confidence. The reality is, that these days are normal.
Going to the gym isn’t the only way to maintain your fitness. Maybe you like to be outside. Maybe you like to play sports. Maybe you like to swim. Whatever it is, it’s time to rediscover your passion for being active.
If you don’t make time for your health, you’re going to ring in the New Year feeling plump, just like those turkeys you stuffed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not to mention, tired, out of whack, and guilty for letting yourself go.
Whether it’s planes, trains or automobiles, eating healthy on the go is never easy. Out of sheer convenience, you’re often going to reach for the first thing you can get your hands on. Why does it have to be so hard? It doesn’t!
So you want to be a professional CrossFit athlete? That’s awesome! The first thing I need you to do is put that doughnut down, walk into your boss’s office, and quit your day job.
The things that are most commonly overlooked by an athlete are often the most important.
Mental toughness is your ability to keep pushing forward when the going gets tough. It’s also the ability to bounce back after you experience failure. When things don’t go your way it is especially crucial to stay motivated.
Just like a car, you have to pay attention to your body’s warning signs. My body was trying to tell me something, and I didn’t listen.
Lower body strength is more than just looking good in a tight pair of jeans. The lower body is made up of your largest muscle groups and has a direct correlation on the quality of life that you will have as you get older.
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